Celtics Made Strong Offer For Davis Bertans

The Celtics made several strong offers to the Wizards for Davis Bertans, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated tweets. However, general manager Tommy Sheppard & Co. weren’t convinced to make a deal.

As we previously reported, the Wizards intend to keep Bertans long-term. Washington would like to re-sign the stretch four, who they believe will add spacing to the John WallBradley Beal duo on the court.

There were reports that the Wizards wanted two first-round picks if they were to part with Bertans, who will be a free agent after the season. Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe (Twitter link) hears that two first-round picks may not have even been enough to pry the forward from Washington. Boston was uninterested in paying that price tag anyway, the scribe adds.

Bertans has spoken openly about how he likes the Wizards’ organization. The feeling is mutual and it would be shocking if he plays anywhere other than Washington next season.

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23 thoughts on “Celtics Made Strong Offer For Davis Bertans

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Poor Boston, they’re always too afraid to take any chances. When are the Celtics ever going to figure out that standing pat isn’t working for them?

    • Their is one team that makes deals every deadline and can’t ever seem to break through

      • SheaGoodbye

        Rockets troll.

        Stick around here long enough and you will see more of the same.

    • traderumors

      Agree with harden-westbrook…once Ainge got his 1 title over 10 yrs ago, he stopped being ‘Trader Danny’ and became gun-shy.

      • Literally made a better trade after the kg one but okay. They shouldve made less deals, specifically, the kendrick perkins one.

    • BloodySox

      They probably afraid to take chances after watching the rockets chase their own tail for the last 5-6 years.

    • peterdipersio06

      Considering they are way better than recent champions Golden State, I would say standing pat isn’t that bad! Yes they can’t beat the Bucks but they have beaten the sixers !

  2. df08988

    Why does Danny Aingr seem to think that draft picks are valuable? Unless you have a top 5 pick in the NBA, it’s pretty much luck after that. The Memphis pick is likely to be mid first round as the Grizzlies look like they’ll make the 7th or 8th seed and Celtic’s own pick will be even lower. Why wouldn’t you trade those 2 picks away when you already have a bench full of youth? Makes no sense to me.

  3. x%sure

    There will be another price for Bertans too, giving him a big raise. Not sure what Boston’s plan was.

    • 123Redsox

      Boston likely feels they can win a title this year if they can get someone to score off the bench. I’d imagine he would be a rental

  4. So, word is two 1st round picks wouldn’t be enough. Boston was uninterested in paying that in any case. But, somehow, Boston made a strong offer? Do these writers just write down what the teams tell them?

  5. Bertans worth two first that’s crazy.
    He’s so far a 1 season wonder who is putting up average numbers…

    If Boston really went after him it’s interesting to see what they would have offered..
    Imagine Jayson Tatum for Bertans a first and 2 seconds….
    Bradley Beal and Tatum are good friends off the court and they would make a good duo for the Wizards

    • 123Redsox

      The celtics wouldn’t have offered that. The celtics wouldn’t have offered Kemba, Jayson, Jaylen, Gordon or Smart. The whole idea would be to keep those guys around and add bertans as a scorer off the bench

    • Wizards first this year? Unprotected? Im a C’s fan and i wouldnt be that mad, possibly elated. But that deal is hard to imagine happening. C’s value tatum and that is too much of a shakeup, especially with a decent chance of heyward opting out. But tatums value in the eyes of the rest of the league would likely be less then the average difference between the controlling team with the young controllable player and the acquiring team.

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